Dodge Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in First Half of 2018

Dodge Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in First Half of 2018

The in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced fifty-five grants totaling nearly $2.7 million.

Made during the first five months of 2018, the foundation awarded thirty grants totaling $992,500 in support of the arts, including $50,000 to , which will use the funds to launch a four-month financial and business management series designed to help artists develop their work and careers. Recipients recognized for connecting communities with the arts include in Orange, the in Cape May, and the in Sandyston Township.

In the area of environment, the foundation awarded twenty-one grants totaling more than $1.3 million, including $65,000 to for development of the Web mapping portal and the state's . In addition, seven awards totaling $350,000 will support environmental restoration, urban greening, and stewardship in New Jersey cities, including grants to in Clifton, in Newark, and in Trenton.

Other grants included $309,500 to the for its ongoing support of the ; $30,000 to the in Mercerville in support of the organization's advocacy, public information, and educational activities on behalf of New Jersey's nonprofit community; $20,000 to in support of programs focused on healthy eating and environmental stewardship and to help it promote sustainable farms and gardens that provide access to fresh, local food; and $9,000 to , which works to organize immigrants and their allies in developing social change, foster understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, educate members of the immigrant community about their rights and responsibilities, and celebrate diversity.

"." Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Press Release 05/16/2018.